So. Yesterday was my First Day of School and Lulu’s 8 month-day, both of which need full posts – PLUS I still haven’t told you all about how I visited DINOSAURS… but I’m tired, so those will wait another day.
Instead, I’m gonna throw up a quick tutorial here; yesterday, I posted my back-to-school pic on Facebook, and 3 different people asked me where I got the sign I was holding so I’m going to tell you a secret: I was only holding a blank piece of paper! Mommy added the title with *free* editing software.
I *know* that many of you already know how to do this, but for those who might be wondering, I’ll break it down for you:
- Take a picture with some blank space on it; I held up a piece of paper, but my friend, Trey, didn’t want to hold a page, so Mommy added the title for his pic on the background.
- Open your photo-editing software. For the purposes of this tutorial, I’ll show you Paint.net which is free and pretty user friendly. You can download it HERE.
- Open the picture you took.
- Add your words! (Pick the “Font” tool, choose your font and color, place your cursor & type! (You can use stock fonts, but if you are looking for something special or unique, I have good luck at dafont.com.)
- Save your masterpiece.
*For some reason, the formatting is really wonky as I’m drafting this, but the HTML & the Preview look okay, so hopefully it’s clear when it’s published. If not, please let me know!
Here’s Trey’s Back to School pic, before & after: